User interface and processing workflow questions. Using the built-in viewer. Navigating batches. Manual indexing options.
The Syntax or Type of Regular Expression/RegEx that SimpleIndex uses is .NET
If you would like to have SimpleIndex automatically go to the next page with a blank field and highlight that field when the Save Index button or Enter a change to the XML text of the Job Configuration is needed. This can be useful to quickly move to the next document that has a blank Index field.
Instructions to set Skip to Blank index on Save Index:
- Right click on the Job Configuration file that you would like to suppress the prompt on and select Open With>Notepad
- Search the XML settings text open in Notepad for this term:
- Set the value between from “False” to “True”
- Save and close the file.
SimpleIndex jobs can be launched from an icon, just like opening a Word document saved on your desktop. However when you do this the default behavior is to automatically run the job file once it opens in SimpleIndex. If you just want to open the job without running it, follow these instructions:
1. Create a shortcut to the configuration by right clicking on the configuration file and selecting “Create shortcut”
2. Right click on the Shortcut that was just created and saved and select “Properties”
3. In the “Target” field put the following:
“C:\Program Files (x86)\SimpleIndex\SimpleIndex.exe” /c:”<Full Path to Configuration file>” /m
“C:\Program Files (x86)\SimpleIndex\SimpleIndex.exe” /c:”C:\Images\test.sic” /m
If you want to change the value of how much the Autonumber Increments each time from 1 to any number that you want then do the following:
1. Right click on the configuration file and “Open With” any text editor, such as Notepad.
2. Search for the following:
3. Change the number in this entry to the amount that you want the Autonumber to Increment:
4. Save the configuration file.
On ultra-high resolution monitors only, (you can’t replicate it on a normal screen). You need a 4K monitor or apparently a Surface Pro to make it happen. It was resolved by selecting the “Disable Scaling for High DPI” option under the Compatibility Mode settings. After enabling this setting there’s some oddities with the toolbars and navigation buttons, but they are all readable and working, and the menus work. The old job settings has several issues with this, but it has been replaced with the wizard which does not.
Go here: C:\Program Files (x86)\SimpleIndex
Right click on SimpleIndex.exe Go to the Compatibility tab
Check “Disable display scaling on high DPI settings”
To turn on the carry Forward when you blank out an index field do the following:
1. Right click on the configuration file and open with Notepad or another text editor.
2. Search for this XML value: FORWARD_BLANK
3. Set the value to true
If you have any issues with the SimpleView viewer within SimpleIndex not displaying properly or the grid size being off you can reset it by doing the following.
1. Go to the Registry by searching for regedit
2. Locate this folder path:
hkey_current_user\software\vb and vba applications\simpleindex
hkey_current_user\software\vb and vba program settings\simpleindex
3. Delete the SimpleIndex folder from that path, which deletes all the saved user settings and reverts back to default.
If you want to move the MISSING files from the Output folder to another folder and create multiple MISSING files then use this script for the .bat file:
ren “C:\Users\dgraves.META\Desktop\Folder1\Missing.pdf” Missing-%date:~10,4%%date:~7,2%%date:~4,2%_%time:~0,2%%time:~3,2%.PDF
Move “C:\Users\dgraves.META\Desktop\Folder1\Missing*.pdf” “C:\Users\dgraves.META\Desktop\Folder2”
This will rename the file to MISSING-DATE_TIME and then move it to another folder.
In the middle of a batch that was scanned our computer is receiving an error, from that point to the end of the batch it’s not saved. Is this a SimpleIndex problem or windows?
This usually indicates an overload of the memory of the computer, which causes an error. The usual solution to this issue is to scan batches with a fewer number of pages.
There are two ways to do double-key verification in SimpleIndex.
When there is one operator, simply configure 2 index fields with the same name. The index value can only be saved if the 2 fields match.
If there are multiple operators, you can accomplish the same thing using “Database Update Mode”. The first user keys the value, and that is saved in the database to Field 1. The 2nd user uses a configuration that has two fields with the same name–one that reads the value from Field 1 and another that is mapped to Field 2 (initially blank). The 2nd user keys the value into Field 2 and will only be allowed to save it if the value matches Field 1.
We recommend contacting our professional services department before attempting to setup double-key verification in a multi-user environment, as this is one of the more complicated configurations that SimpleIndex supports.
This is a known compatibility issue between the browser plug-ins for Acrobat 6 (Full) and Acrobat 7 (Reader). When both programs are installed on the same machine, and automatic updates are applied, registration for the browser plug-in is corrupted.
This problem affects any application using the Acrobat browser plug-in, including Internet Explorer and other web browsers.
The short-term solution is to uninstall and reinstall Acrobat 7. It is recommended you download the latest version from Adobe to prevent the problem from recurring when the next update is installed.
The long-term solution is to upgrade to Acrobat 7 Standard or Pro and uninstall Acrobat 6.
I accidentally clicked something and now I can’t see my image in SimpleIndex. What did I do and how can I fix it?
In the main SimpleIndex window you will see a sidebar on the right side, and in the middle of that sidebar are buttons that control the Mouse Action. By default the Mouse Action is set to Zoom In on the image so when you need to magnify something on an image you can quickly and easily do that.
If you clicked and dragged your mouse accidentally over the image you zoomed in on it, so to return the image to full size click on the View menu at the top of the window, then click on Full Page. The keyboard shortcut to do this is also listed beside the menu command, in this case it is Ctrl + F.
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The input filename can be specified automatically by configuring a field of type “Filename”. The input file path may also be parsed by the SimpleIndex dictionary and template matching algorithms to extract data fields from the folder and file names.
Why are the Image File Name, Mouse Action and/or Save Index buttons are not visible on the main window?
There are 2 possible causes for this.
First, if your screen is set to a low resolution (less than 1024×768) there is not enough room on the screen to display all the controls. A high resolution display is recommended for scanning because it lets you see more of the page at once. Use the Display Settings in your Control Panel to adjust your screen resolution.
The second cause for this problem is if the Display Fields setting on the Index tab is set too high. SimpleIndex will attempt to display the number of fields set here, even if they do not fit on the screen. Lower this number until all the controls you need are displayed.
This behavior is by design. You must click the “Save Index” button in order to save the changes you make to index fields. This allows you to easily undo mistakes.
The “Save Index” button can be hit by simply pressing Enter on your keyboard while indexing. This will save your index data and advance to the next page automatically. This is the most efficient way to perform key indexing since the hands don’t have to leave the keyboard.
The “Save All” button can be used to save all the files in the batch with their current index values. This is the equivalent of clicking “Save Index” over and over until the last page is reached.